At Inspire Physical Therapy, we treat a variety of diagnoses. Here is a list of some of the typical things we treat:
Post-Operative Care for Orthopedic Surgery including Total Joint Replacement, ACL Reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Repairs, etc.
Neck and Back Pain
Shoulder Pain/Rotator Cuff Disorders/Bursitis
Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain/Sprains
Balance Deficits/Fall Prevention
Sports Medicine/Sports Performance
Motor Vehicle Accident/Whiplash
At Inspire Physical & Hand Therapy we are proud to have three certified hand therapists on our team. We have two located in Tumwater and one in Lacey. To receive a certified hand therapist designation (CHT), the therapist must have at least three years of experience in the therapy field and 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice, or upper extremity rehabilitation. CHTs must also pass a certification exam and undergo continued education to renew their credentials every five years. If you would like more information about hand therapy, please go to https://www.asht.org/patients.
Our certified hand therapists offer specialized care to patients of all ages with any upper extremity disease or injury. If you’ve experienced diminished or lost function, we can help.
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Therapy
Pre-Fabricated and Custom-Fabricated Splints/Orthoses
Pre- and Post-Surgical Care
Sports Injury Care
Work Injury Treatment
Burn and Wound Care
Work Conditioning including BTE Simulator II
Fine Motor Skill Retraining/Education
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)
Wrist Tendinitis such as DeQuervain’s
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sprains and Dislocations
Trigger Finger, Mallet Finger, and Dupuytren’s Contracture
AlterG – Lacey Clinic ONLY
The AlterG is a unique device that allows unweighting of the body to comfortably lift the patient and allows them to walk or run at a fraction of their body weight.
How can patients benefit from AlterG?
Allows patients to walk or run with no pain after injury or surgery
Maintain and develop cardiovascular conditioning without stressing injured areas
Train with their natural gait and avoid developing compensatory habits
Allow training to begin sooner during the rehab process
Partial weight bearing as low as 20%
ASTYM – Tumwater Clinic ONLY
ASTYM is a manual treatment option for acute and chronic muscle injuries that offers quick relief.
ASTYM breaks up scar tissue and damaged soft tissue to promote regeneration of healthy tissue to improve one’s function. Scar tissue can cause muscle tension, limited flexibility, and range of motion restrictions. It is utilized to jump-start the body’s natural inflammatory process necessary for healing.
Your therapist will utilize the hard, plastic tools to glide over your muscle and tendons to break scar tissue underneath the skin. The therapist doesn’t just treat a central area but will focus on the kinetic chain (the muscles and tendons above and below) where you are experiencing discomfort.